A 4 year old boy was injured in a crash which occurred on Florida’s Turnpike in Boca Raton.
Police closed down a section of the Florida Turnpike after a crash left debris in the right lane. A little boy was involved in the crash that sent three people to the hospital.
A white Chevrolet Cavalier was in the northbound lane of Florida’s Turnpike when the car skidded and struck a guardrail. The car turned facing oncoming traffic and began moving into the middle of the road slowly due to a fault with its cruise control.
The driver of the car tried to evacuate his two children from the backseat of the vehicle. He was able to rescue one of them, but the 4 year old boy was trapped in the vehicle. The car rolled into the path of a Nissan Xterra which was speeding. The driver of the Xterra tried to apply his brakes to avoid colliding, but was not able to stop in time. He crashed into the Cavalier, T-boning it on the left side.
The 4 year old boy sustained multiple injuries in the crash. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment. The father of the boy who was also caught in the middle of incoming vehicles, was hit by a car in his attempt to rescue his son. He suffered a minor dislocation of his shoulder and was taken to the hospital. The driver of the Nissan Xterra sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene.
Emergency services were seen at the crash location clearing the debris to restore the free flow of traffic on the highway. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries. We wish the victims a quick recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a car, motorcycle, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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